Quantum composition

Basically quantum computing and machine learning belong to different realms of science. The quantum computer is more suitable to solve tasks like factorisation and encryption. Because particular properties of algorithms are more appropriate for quantum computing than classical algorithms the quantum computer can solve specific tasks of machine learning better than a classical computer.

Techniques which resemble quantum computing techniques even affect classical forms of computing. Hybrid techniques combine the advantages of both techniques. Quantum machine learning can be based on supervised learning, unsupervised learning or reinforcement learning.

The specific
advantages of the quantum composition can be based on the capacity of the quantum computer which can search very quickly. Applying suitable algorithms the quantum composition can solve questions that will shape the future of the theory of music. Using special development tools or libraries developers can create particular applications and algorithms.




Unusual sounds can be produced by

* innovative and new instruments

* instruments which are played in an unusual manner

* instruments which are not common in a culture

* instruments which cease to be popular in the course of history.

An instrument like Orphion which produces the sound electronically can be integrated into a DAW using an audiobus and into other other synth apps via MIDI. The musician can use virtual pads and choose a form of tonality which is appropriate for his music. The instrument combines the advantages of the conventional electronic sound generation which can be learned as a particular instrument with a specific sound and the variety of the configuration options concerning the pad sensitivity and the sound quality.



Guitar-to-MIDI system

The guitar-to-Midi system converts the analog signal of the guitar into MIDI. The converter uses the methods of quantification and harmonization. Alterations to specific tones can be limited based on the memory of the converter. The use of a fretless guitar is a particular challenge for the storage capacity of the converter.

The noise resulting from the change from the bass strings to the nylon strings can be attenuated by setting the responsivity of the converter but it cannot be eliminated. While the guitar-to-Midi system based on hardware is very expensive and needs a lot of equipment with virtual MIDI guitar software no particular hardware is necessary.

Using a guitar to MIDI system
the guitar player can develop his guitar skills and techniques and at the same time he can integrate electronic sounds. He can develop different ways of plucking the strings and phrasing and is able to experiment with sounds. It is possible to improvise using the guitar as a traditional instrument. The musician can interact with a virtual musical companion based on AI.

Applied by a trained musician who respects the particularities of the guitar-to-MIDI conversion system the sound can have an excellent quality.

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At the beginning of creating a new piece of music the composer chooses the compositional technique which is appropriate to realize the sound he imagines.

There is an infinite number of ways of combining the sounds of a tonal system. Limitations of the compositional freedom result from theoretical conventions which have been established in the course of the history of music. The composer can decide to accept certain rules which are appropriate for his targeted genre.

Electronic music seems to be free from tradition because electronic sound generators are young instruments.
Some compositional particularities of electronic music which are reasonable for sonic reasons have been described. If the composition uses exclusively synthesizers effects can be reduced and the superimposition of frequencies can be avoided. Using a limited size of instruments emphasizes each of the sounds.

The techniques of creating soundscapes and sound-paintings are different from the complex compositional form and the theory of harmony in music. Music is structure, proportion and sound.

The development of artificial intelligence in the realm of composition can change the rules of this form of art. If it affects the art of composing in a sophisticated way depends on its contribution to the history of music.

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Binaural beats

The psychoacoustic role of composing is important because it determines the perception of music. It is also significant for the creation of hardware which supports the most sophisticated music experience.

Because the tradition of the science of psychoacoustics is not long the effects of brainwave music and binaural beats are still being researched. Binaural beats are based on the creation of sound with different frequencies for the left and right box. The sound should be a pure-tone sine wave with a low frequency and the difference between both partial sounds should be less than 40 Hz. Alpha waves, beta waves, theta waves and gamma waves are neural oscillations resembling the electrical waves of the brain.

The brain has the ability to imagine sounds which do not appear physically. This auditory illusion is the basis for the invention of the MP3. The creation of an imagination of sounds has become an important aspect of composing. Breaks are not regarded as space for imagination because they do not connect parts of the piece of music but interrupt them.



The Music of the primes

Insecure trials of the past can become techniques which are acknowledged. Even an attempt which fails can be an important result. This is especially true for the trial to determine the regularities of distances between prime numbers with neural nets.

Prime numbers possess properties which can be described but have not been proven. They include the Goldbach conjecture, the twin prime conjecture and the abc conjecture. The significance of prime numbers is not restricted to the realm of encryption.

It seems as though prime numbers can only be described indirectly. From a physical and mathematical point of view and from a musical perspective a connection between oscillations and prime numbers has been stated. This relationship is especially important for the realm of audio engineering.

Prime numbers are benchmarks in the tonal system. In an indirect way prime numbers are integrated into the system of sounds. They are essential factors participating in the system of the non-prime numbers. Musical frequencies and intervals can be described as proportions which contradict the nature of prime numbers. Primes do not participate directly in the tonal system, but they play an important role in the regular and symmetric system of music.